This is only an excerpt. Please see the full article at Prov. 31.
Well, can you believe it? We are already halfway through week 3 of Living So That by Wendy Blight. I am really loving all the wisdom that I am gaining through Wendy’s teachings. What an amazing habit we are forming of being in God’s Word daily!
Have you ever said, or heard someone say, “My gut was telling me. . . ” or “I had a gut feeling that. . .?” I know I personally used to say that often. As I have grown closer to God, though, I have realized my gut CANNOT talk to me, for me it is actually the Holy Spirit leading, directing, and nudging me in a certain direction. I’ve learned to take notice of it!
I recall a time recently I received one of those nudges. I woke up in a grumpy mood (ever done that?). I was angry and was looking for someone to take it out on. I found that someone not too far away, my sweet innocent husband.
As I began to bury my head in selfishness and self-pity, my husband unaware I was even upset, decided to clean out his work van, which sent me in to a downward spiral. The Spirit started whispering, “Go show him love. Go serve him by helping.” My flesh was screaming, “No way, not going to do it!”
I called on a friend who I can trust to speak truth in to me, pray for me and encourage me. She challenged me to take action. I was still reluctant, but knew I needed to start with prayer. I scrawled out a very raw, ugly prayer in my journal that I knew was real and that I wouldn’t want to share with anyone but God (He already knew anyway, right? ) Yes, I prayed.
– See more at: Prov. 31.